Repairing a Linoleum Floor?

October 10, 2006

I have several nicks and chips in my linoleum floor. Is there a way to repair or cover them and make them less noticeable?

Gail from PA


By fordluv (Guest Post)
October 10, 20060 found this helpful

how about using some wax crayon in the same color. I used some rusty orange on my laminate by just rubbing it over till it filled the hole.


I then took a cloth and gently rubbed the crayon marks that didnt fill the hole. Looks perfect and has lasted several monthes without redoing. Cant see why it wouldnt work on tiles or lino as well.

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October 11, 20060 found this helpful

If it's linoleum tile and the cracks are on the edges - you can fill them in with colored grout - I have even applied colored nail polish in a matching shade....

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By Carol in PA (Guest Post)
October 22, 20060 found this helpful

If you have a small piece that was saved when the linoleum was installed, you can cut out a square and replace it with the newer piece. This works best on linoleums that have squares in the pattern.

I understand you can do this with carpet as well.

Good luck

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April 4, 2016

I have a light scratch in the linoleum flooring in the hallway of my building. How can I fix it? It is about 4 feet long, not deep, not wide, slightly worse than a superficial scratch. Thank you.


August 19, 20170 found this helpful

A simple way is to get some linoleum dust from under the flooring or buy a piece of linoleum similar to the one you have. Mix the dust with glue.


Now apply the mixture to the scratched area with a putty knife. Press the paste into the scratch and let it set. This normally takes 24 to 48 hours for the past to completely dry.

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August 19, 20170 found this helpful

You can fill it with hot glue.

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April 25, 2010

I have a very expensive linoleum floor in our kitchen which has a scratch across it for about 3 feet. It looks like something cut it when dragged across it. We can't remember anything that did the scratching, but it is discolored.

We would like to know what we could do to get the color back and make the scratches less noticeable without replacing the linoleum. Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks.


By janet from Bird Island, MN


April 27, 20100 found this helpful

I had a V shaped cut (about 5 inches on each leg) in my linoleum /vinyl floor. I positioned duct tape underneath and pressed down to hold the edges then filled the torn edges with layer after layer of matching nail polish. This has held up for 10 years with just occasional refilling with polish - and it's right in the doorway.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

It can definitely be repaired but don't do it yourself. Call the store where you bought it, or any store if you don't live near that one. They have a method that will render the place invisible.

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March 12, 2015

The previous owner had left a cast iron pan in the oven, then preheated the oven. She said after the oven was preheated, she noticed the pans and quickly grabbed them to remove from the oven, but without an oven mitt. She dropped the hot pan on the floor. The linoleum floor has a melted "ring" impressed in it now from the pan. It is not a tiled floor.


Is there anything I can do to temporarily cover/repair it, without replacing the entire kitchen and dining room floor for now?
Thank you!

By Peace


December 3, 20170 found this helpful

The only thing you could do, is patch it and that would show....I would cover it with a rug.

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December 17, 2013

I dropped a knife on my linoleum floor and the pointed end left a mark. Is there any way to make it less noticeable?

By Rose

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